Monday, February 6, 2012

Bored? Look at These Hobby Ideas

Have you ever played one too many computer games or watched one 
too many old reruns? You just can't get into another mystery and 
you just feel flat? Maybe you are suffering from boredom, that 
familiar accomaniment to our automated, precooked lifestyles. If, 
so, you need to check out these hobby ideas. Hobbies have been 
found to be therapeutic as they relieve stress and get the mind 
active. In this article, you'll find hobby ideas for every sort 
of person, from the intellectual to the athlete, from the homemaker 
to the attorney.

Many times we are bored because we have become too inactive.  If, 
this is your problem, you might like a sports hobby. Have you ever 
tried tennis?  How about golf, cornhole, frisbee golf? Many people simply love bowling until 
it becomes an important part of their lives. Sports hobbies get you 
out of the house and often are a way to make friends with others.  
Then again, some active hobbies can be enjoyed in our own homes, such 
as, weight lifting and doing aerobic dance to a video.

Speaking of aerobic dance, dancing is another great pastime.  When you 
think of hobby ideas, don't forget the many forms of dance.  Square 
dancing is fun for people who like getting together with groups, while 
ballet and modern dance appeal to the more contemplative souls.  And 
while we're on contemplation, you might enjoy doing yoga stretches as 
a hobby.

Maybe, we're feeling bored and listless because we've been cooped up in 
the house too long.  If that's the problem, here are a few hobby ideas 
to get you out in the fresh air.  Have you ever thought of taking up 
canoeing, hiking, or trapping?  How about getting involved with an envi-
ronmental group?  In many states, you can form groups to clean riverbanks 
and monitor water quality, and the state will provide perks such as 
t-shirts, work gloves, and first-aid kits. Or maybe you'd like studying the 
flora and fauna of your region.  It can be great fun to stroll through the 
woods and fields with a field guide, learning to identify each wildflower, 
insect, tree, and bird.

There are almost as many hobby ideas as there are bored people in the world, 
because everyone puts their own spin on their favorite hobbies.  Maybe you'd 
enjoy decorating your house with antiques, or learning to bake specialty breads 
from around the World.  Maybe you'd like to take part in a little theatre 
production, or learn to play guitar.  What about the fine arts of weaving 
tapestries or painting with oils?  Candle making, soap making, and many other 
old-time crafts are being enjoyed again.  Truly, with all these hobby ideas, 
there is no reason to stay bored for long!

A fun family game that makes a good past time sports activity is Cornhole
an up and coming game across the U.S. It is a very simple game to play, 
although it is quite challenging. I was astounded to learn that it was 
actually, invented in 1325 by a German Carpenter! If, you would like to 
learn more about the game of Cornhole, read my post in this blog, called: 
'What Is Cornhole?'

Bart D. Ebinger


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